Schumer Slams Tuberville Over White Supremacist Comments

“It’s hard to believe that the Senator from Alabama has to be corrected again. The Senator from Alabama is wrong, wrong, wrong. The definition of white nationalism is not a matter of opinion. White nationalism, the ideology that one race is inherently superior to others, that people of color should be segregated, subjected, and relegated to second-class citizenship is racist down to its rotten core. … [Tuberville] is fanning the flames of bigotry and intolerance. … This isn’t a joke — this is deadly serious stuff. And for a member of the United States Senate to speculate about what white nationalism means, as if it’s some benign little thought experiment, is deeply and terribly disturbing.”

— Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, as reported by the Daily Beast.

Booker Praises Tuberville Sidestep

“I am so excited. This is perhaps the highlight of this long and painful and torturous night. This is a gift… because there’s some people who have said that there are members of this deliberative body that want to defund the police, to my horror.”

— Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), quoted by CNN, praising an amendment by Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) which allowed every Democratic senator to symbolically vote against defunding the police.

Tuberville Can’t Comment on Greene Because … Weather

“I haven’t even looked at what all she’s done. I’d have to hold back a statement on that. Travel in this weather it’s been a little rough looking at any news or whatever.”

— Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) said that he can’t comment on allegations against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) because bad weather has prevented him from reading the news, Business Insider reports. Note: Tuberville’s only qualifications to be the freshman senator from Alabama was that he coached football at Auburn University.